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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Scarier than Your Halloween Costume

Y’all. It’s been a hell of a week. Of course we’re still dealing with GamerGate, plus the backlash to the street harassment video that everyone loved just a few days ago. And don’t forget the fucked up Halloween costumes that are already out there! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness IV: YA Polls

Today, you’ll vote for your favorite (up to) seven ladies in each of the YA categories, to determine who will be joining the adults from yesterday’s poll in the 2014 bracket. 

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: “Iron-Knickered Feminist Lingerie-Arsonist” Edition

The world continues to be a horrible place this week. Let’s keep fighting the good fight, ladies! (Trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: A Healthy Distraction

Ladyblogland was a welcome retreat from the madness of last week’s news.

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Books

New Book Review: Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact

New this month in the world of YA fantasy is Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact, by A. J. Hartley.  Hartley has written several adult novels, but this is his first venture into the world of YA lit and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Crossposts

Origin Stories: Watership Down

Rabbits (says Mr. Lockley) are like human beings in many ways. One of these is certainly their staunch ability to withstand disaster and to let the stream of their life carry them along, past reaches of terror and loss. They have a certain quality which it would not be accurate to describe as callousness or […]

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Crossposts

Origin Stories: Ender’s Game

Over at The World Is Yours, Sara P. started a series called Origin Stories about children’s and young adult literature that shaped her adult worldview and the way her perspective on these pieces has shifted as she’s grown older. She has opened up the series for multiple contributors, and we are looking forward to featuring some […]

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Books

Favorite LGBT Teen Fiction (and Yes, I Meant All Four of Those Letters)

The world of LGBT-friendly fiction for teens and young adults is slowly growing, and certainly we expect most newly-published teen fiction to avoid homophobia, though heteronormativity and transphobia are both alarmingly common in the genre. Unfortunately for LGBT teens, though, most of these books, even the “friendly” ones, are written about LGBT teens but for […]

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Feminism

Childhood Feminist Heroes

We’re all feminists here (right? I didn’t take the wrong exit on the information highway and end up at one of those fauxminist sites again?), even though we may not have been born as such. Some of us didn’t convert to the ways of feminism, womanism, or related and equally valid and kick-ass ““isms until […]

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Books

The Furious Bookshelf: Goosebumps? More like…Goslingbumps

In the spirit of Halloween, I decided to start this series off with a review of the classic children’s and YA series Goosebumps by R.L. Stein.  I chose How I Got My Shrunken Head specifically because when I saw it at the library I felt like I specifically remembered being creeped out by it when […]